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Bottled in China brings you into Asia's food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.

Bottled in China Emilie Steckenborn

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Bottled in China brings you into Asia's food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.

    Wine and Heavy Metal? The Influence of Skillful Sound Pairing With Jo Burzynska, Multisensory Artist and Researcher

    Wine and Heavy Metal? The Influence of Skillful Sound Pairing With Jo Burzynska, Multisensory Artist and Researcher

    Turn down that busy jazz, in this podcast we discuss how music influences our perception on the structure of a wine.

    In this podcast we speak with Jo Burzynska, a leading researcher and multisensory artist about how music and wine go hand in hand.

    Jo Burzynska is an Australasia-based wine journalist, author, judge, and multisensory artist and researcher. She is the author of Wine Class: All you need to know about wine in New Zealand and editor of Risonanze di Vino: Exploring the Sensory Terroir of Rural Italy. Jo contributes to specialist wine publications worldwide, and judges and chairs at wine shows internationally. Also a musician and sound artist, Jo established the world’s first “wine and sound” bar at The Auricle in Christchurch, NZ for which she curated a wine list to complement its monthly exhibition and the music playing in the space.

    • 34 min
    Part 2: Why are Chinese Wines so Expensive? With Christelle Chene of Xige Estate

    Part 2: Why are Chinese Wines so Expensive? With Christelle Chene of Xige Estate

    In part two of our Ningxia coverage, Christelle discusses why Chinese wines are so expensive. We discover that high taxes on imported winemaking tools and incredibly low yields contribute to higher cost of production.

    Christelle also discusses the perception of Ningxia wines amongst Chinese consumers. Finally, we also discuss what export countries could possibly embrace Chinese wines.

    Recently established in 2019, Xige Estate is a new and modern winery with over 1300 hectares of vineyards. Their vineyard also includes 1000 hectares of over 20 years old vines which is currently the biggest and oldest site in China. Xige Estate aims to produce fine wines that express Ningxia’s local terroir.

    • 30 min
    Ningxia: China’s Leading Wine Region with Christelle Chene of Xige Estate

    Ningxia: China’s Leading Wine Region with Christelle Chene of Xige Estate

    This is part of our conversation with Christelle Chene as we dive into one of China’s leading wine regions: Ningxia.

    In this episode we discuss Ningxia’s extreme climate and what type of wine you’d expect to find.

    Joining us today is Cristelle Chene, the International Affairs Director at Xige Estate.
    Established in 2019, Xige Estate is one of the most exciting new wine projects in China.

    • 46 min
    Will the US Wine Market Rebound? What’s the Wine Job of the Future? With Andrew Adams of Wine Vines Analytics

    Will the US Wine Market Rebound? What’s the Wine Job of the Future? With Andrew Adams of Wine Vines Analytics

    Today I will be speaking with Andrew Adams from Wine Vines Analytics regarding the future of the US wine market. Wine Vines Analytics is one of the most trusted sources for the latest wine data.
    Each month, they release an in-depth publication called the Wine Analytics Report, which focuses on key trends and insights in the U.S. wine industry.

    • 27 min
    USA Wine Shipment & DTC Compliance 101 with Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos

    USA Wine Shipment & DTC Compliance 101 with Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos

    How difficult is it to navigate cross border state shipments throughout the USA?
    The answer, very difficult!

    Today Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos helps us breakdown everything you need to know about compliance in the US wine industry.
    In this podcast we give you an overview about the three tier alcohol system in the USA, we discuss how wineries can stay compliant while growing their e-commerce and DTC channels and about Chicago's new city tax.

    • 30 min
    Cork VS Screw Cap: Everything you Need to Know about Wine Closures with Marc Schelcher of Vinventions

    Cork VS Screw Cap: Everything you Need to Know about Wine Closures with Marc Schelcher of Vinventions

    Wine closures have come a long way. Vinventions has found a way to almost eradicate cork taint in wine and has developed technology that allows wine to develop under screw cap.

    Today we speak with Marc Schelcher, Sales and Marketing Director Asia - Pacific at Vinventions. In this podcast we discuss the latest trends and innovations in wine closures. We also discuss Schelcher's take on various cultural perceptions around cork vs screw cap in Asia.

    Vinventions is the most comprehensive provider of wine closure solutions worldwide. Producing over 2.7 billion closures annually, one in every seventh bottles of wine sold globally is protected by a Vinventions closure solution.

    • 35 min

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